Andorra is one the awesome country is enclosed by Spain and France. If you are a sports person then you will love to visit this beautiful Skiing place. It is one of the beautiful skiing destinations in northeastern Spain. In winter many visitors visit Andorra as it is considered as the world’s best skiing destinations and the beauty of the place pulls the visitors to travel to the country and enjoy its natural beauty.
The area of Andorra is also known as area of the Valley. This tiny country is surrounded by land in southwestern-Europe. It is perfectly located on eastern Pyrenees Mountains and delimited by France and Spain. It is the wealthiest city in entire Europe. The certified language of Andorra is Catalan but also French, Portuguese, and Spanish are also generally spoken by the people. It is richest city because of its outstanding tourism industry. Every year over 10.2 million visitors come from all over the world to this awesome place.
Andorra is not only richest country but also the most gorgeous country, it is a heaven on earth, people who visited this place definitely agree with this statement. At Andorra you will totally enjoy all types of outdoor events like mountain biking, hiking on mountains slopes, and also kayaking the most exiting outdoor activity. You can also gift yourself with adorable gifts and the best part is no tax is included on goods you purchase, all are tax-free shops.
The sad part is Andorra has not railway station or Airport, if you are travelling in train then you need to go to Latour-de-carol and then to Toulouse from there you need to take a connecting train to France TGV-at-Toulouse that travels 2km of the border of Andorran. Airport is also not closer to the Andorran you need to travel three hours from Toulouse or from Barcelona to reach Andorran.
Visit once and surely you will never forget this heavenly spot in your life and you will surely look forward to spending your vacation again in Andorra.
It’s a shame there is not much information about the Pont-en-Royans, a village with houses perched on the rocks, in France . I say this because this population is not to believe something so beautiful and picturesque.
Located in the Rhône-Alpes, this bold architecture carved into the rock, stuck to the side of the mountain, makes this village with more than 900 people, really worthy of contemplation. Its southern style and its streets are narrow and high. Walking in this place makes you feel closer to fantasy than reality.
The must visit place is the Musée de l’Eau (Water Museum) and the half-hour walk that ends at the Panorama des Trois Châteaux. The River Bourne runs at the foot of Pont-en-Royans and its buildings were from the Middle Ages (XVI century). It is called “hanging houses”, and there’s no need to explain why.
Near this village perched on the rocks, you can go and visit the grottos of Coranch and situated in the Vercors massif, inter-de-Lans Villar and Pont-en-Royans. It can go every day of the year and, and if you stop for a moment, the recommendation is to eat in the panoramic restaurant, located at the top of the cave. Here, you can find an incredible view of the Vercors Regional Natural Park.
Another tip for you to enjoy is in Royans Pont. It is considered the most beautiful cave in France. Enter here to see a lake with calm and pristine waters that feeds an underground river whose origin remains a mystery.
You must have heard about the Cathar Castles. Who are the Cathars? They are simple people who believe in everything said in the Sermon of the Mount. They opposed several practices of the church like the materialism. They also don’t believe that Jesus is divine. It is God who controls the heavens and devil is ruling the world.
These things got them into trouble especially with the fully established church with a lot of followers and power. Just like those people who opposed the norms, they became outcasts and were put to death. However before they broke their neck and faced persecution, they built fine castles that kept them isolated for years. Most of them are found in Languedoc, France. The best ones are found along the south of Carcassonne. The easiest one to get into is Chateau d’Arques. This is one of the few castles that are built upon a flat land.
Driving will take you to the place and you can find a small museum where you can access it for free. The construction of the castle started as early as the 12th century. Additionally, you can get a good view of the countryside. A castle on the hill is Chateau de Puivert.
It has four levels that you can explore. The most interesting part with this structure is the stone carvings on the walls. There is a village within the area where you can shop for local souvenirs. You can also find other Cathar Castles that are best but could be challenging to visit.
If you are planning to see only one Cathar Castle, then go for the Chateau de Peyrepertuse a Duilhac. The whole area is surrounded with limestone outcrops where you can walk or drive into; apart from some changes in the elevation.
If you are already in the area, you might want to check out the nearby castles of Chateau de Queribus and Chateau de Puilaurens. The drive between the Chateaus is nice and you can find several restaurants along the way. Majority of Cathar Castles are advertised to be romantic. Most of them are built after the crusade and to protect Aragon from invaders.
Most of the castles are left to decays and rots. There are only a few that are considered as genuine Cathar Castles. You can also find that some castles are built by French near the authentic ones. Be careful as you can find some castles with no connections to Cathar.
You can also find structures that link to the period of Cathars but were not necessarily erected during the period. It is ideal to join tours so that you can have an idea of the history of the castles that you visit. Definitely this is another adventure to try if you are visiting France.
The Najac village is without doubt, one of the most beautiful villages in France. It straddles a leafy mountain and accompanying a path between houses with little height on top, leading to a castle.
The Najac village is in Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees, a postcard of story that deserves a stop along the way.
It is regularly named as one of the most beautiful rivers (and throat) of allEurope. And the images add points for that. With about 25 kilometers long and up to 700 meters deep, the Verdon Gorge (Gorges du Verdon) is located southeast ofFranceand earns its name from its turquoise-colored water.
The most impressive section is located between the towns of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, fortified by a fall of limestone and the route leading to the artificiallakeofSainte-Croix-du-Verdon. The canyon is one of the most spectacular of allEurope, and is frequented by tourists, especially in summer and attracted by the possibility of climbing or kayaking, fishing, paragliding and hiking.
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